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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 3, 2008 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hate to bring it back to the music, BUT....

I think I have posted this before - my wife and I were at a DSO show and she asked me if I thought Lisa should be insulted that she was hired because she could "sing" like Donna.

My wife's Dead event horizon consists of one show - 12/19/94 so her perspective is somewhat constrained. She will tell you she was glad to have never experienced Donna's caterwauling and won't listen to my argument that it is an acquired taste.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 3, 2008 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hate to bring it back to the music, BUT....

I hear you, brother.

It's hard to explain away Donna. But fact is, she was smack dab in the middle of my favorite Dead era, especially 1977. To me, she hardly makes a dent in my listening pleasure (with the exception being when she sings "Shine!" during "Stella Blue". That killed a LOT of Stellas for me in the 70's. To me that song had a rebirth when Brent joined the band.)